Speaking of hardware, after asking you guys for advice I went with a Corsair H75 water cooler. Works well and wasn't anything tough to set up (man am I glad the case has an access spot in the backplate opposite the CPU so I didn't have to take the MB off to install). The fans it comes with are loud though and, after a couple days of thinking I'd get used to it, I'd had enough. Just replaced one of them with a CF-V12HP I had had still running as a case fan and that alone made a big difference (higher CFM as well). Temps are up a couple degrees from one fan missing but still very acceptable ranges and I'll probably order another to replace the other fan and get this thing whisper quiet.
I need a usb powered fan like that for a PS 3D monitor that puts out some serious heat! Any whisper quiet recommendations?